Archive for December, 2010

Twas the time before Calendars (Tandem that is)

Twas the time before Tandem, when all through the schools,

Conflicts were happening , and no one had the right tools.

There were tedious Excel sheets for every facility,

And hopes that someday there’d be peace and harmony.

Gyms and cafeterias were a mess people said,

While visions of optimization danced in their heads.

Facility Managers were ready and the community too,

For a solution that didn’t involve paper and voodoo.

When out on the internet there arose such a buzz,

Schools and districts everywhere sprang to see all the fuss.

When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,

But Tandem For Schools that would become oh so dear.

Happy Communication to all, and to all a headache-free Night

Top Resources for Educational Technology News

It can be tough to keep up with all of the news coming out of the educational technology sector.  With such rapid changes in social media, computing devices, and best practices it can be tough to stay informed.  That is why we have compiled a list of the top resources for education technology.

1. Tech & Learning

2. District Administration

3. THE Journal

4. Converge

5. EdTech Blog

So, when you want to learn about new technology besides Tandem, be sure to check these sites out!

Interview with Bryan Otis, CEO of Intand

What does the name “Intand” mean?  How was the company started?

These and other questions are answered in an interview with Bryan Otis, CEO and Co-founder of Intand.  During this interview, Bryan goes in detail about the formation of Intand and its origins at Bellevue Christian School.  You can find the entire interview on EdTech Digest.

University of Washington Athletic Department Selects Tandem

We are proud to announce that the University of Washington Athletic Department has selected Tandem for Schools to manage and communicate school athletic events.  The University of Washington is one of the first schools to adopt Tandem for Schools at the university level.  This announcement comes shortly after our announcement that Tandem for Schools is now available for higher education.

Tandem for Schools will serve as the online calendar for school athletic events at the University of Washington.

For more information, read the full press release.

Tandem Voted a Top 100 Product by District Administration

Thank you to all of our customers for voting Tandem for Schools as a Top 100 Product of 2010!  In late August we sent a request to our customers asking them to vote for us and they sure came out in droves.  Recognition as a Top 100 Product means a lot to the staff here at Intand and we are extremely grateful that are customers voted for us.  You can feel the energy here in the office today!

You can find the entire list of the Top 100 Products on the District Administration website.